Brown University, Institute for Computational and Experimental Research in Mathematics

Program ID: ICERM-SI2020 [#861]
Program Title: Summer@ICERM: Undergraduate Summer Research Program: Fast Learning Algorithms for Numerical Computation and Data Analysis
Program Type: Undergraduate program
Program Location: Providence, Rhode Island 02912, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Mathematics
Application Deadline: 2020/02/16 11:59PMhelp popup** finished (2019/10/17, finished 2020/06/29)
Program Description:    

*** this program has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

SUMMER@ICERM: Undergraduate Summer Research Program at Brown University

"Fast Learning Algorithms for Numerical Computation and Data Analysis" from June 8 - July 31, 2020

Organizing Committee: Yanlai Chen (University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth), Akil Narayan (University of Utah), Minah Oh (James Madison University)

The eight-week Summer@ICERM 2020 program is designed for a select group of 18-22 undergraduate scholars. The program will give undergraduates an opportunity for exposure and research in the methods of “Fast Learning Algorithms for Numerical Computation and Data Analysis”. 

The faculty advisers will present a variety of interdisciplinary research topics utilizing large-scale linear algebra, model reduction, randomized algorithms, and deep learning. Participants will have the opportunity to learn the theoretical underpinnings of these research topics in applied and computational mathematics and will help develop open-source software tools that accomplish data-driven scientific predictions. 

The faculty will begin the program with brief introductory talks. Throughout the eight-week program, students will work on assigned projects in groups of two to four, supervised by faculty advisors and aided by teaching assistants. Students will meet daily, give regular talks about their findings, attend mini-courses, guest talks, and professional development seminars, practice coding, version control, and Tex typesetting. Students will learn how to collaborate mathematically, and they will work closely in their teams to write up their research into a poster and/or paper by the end of the program.

ICERM provides an excellent research environment, and the students and their faculty and TA mentors will have access to shared offices and collaborative space throughout the institute. They also will have access to ICERM’s computer facilities and specialized software. ICERM staff will provide logistical support for students and will help build community through fun activities and events.

More program details are available at

Funding Includes*:

- $3,570 stipend
- Travel support within the U.S.
- Dormitory housing
- Meal plan
- Fun events


  • Applicants must be matriculating undergraduate students at the time of the start of Summer@ICERM 2020;
  • Funding is available for a very small number of students who are not US citizens or permanent residents.

Students must apply via by February 14, 2020, to receive full consideration. ICERM will begin making offers between late February and early March 2020. 

ICERM encourages women and members of underrepresented minorities to apply.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
Further Info:
Brown University/ICERM
Box 1995
Providence, RI 02912